Australian Capital Territory
The project is to improve and expand a modest 3 bedroom ‘ex-govvie’ house to accommodate the needs of a growing family.
The central idea of the proposal was to undertake‘surgery’ to the existing dwelling to allow the placement of a new wing accommodating additional living space and study area, along with a new garage with associated workshop. The organisation of the new spaces both maximises amenity for the residents, providing connections to the garden that embrace the notion of the ‘home’ occupying the entire site not just the building envelope, and to ameliorate impacts on the adjacent ‘other half’ o the duplex home.
The approach to detailing and materials selection goes beyond the simply aesthetic but seeks to acknowledge the deeper qualities of the elements – thermal mass, structural function, connections. As such materials are left exposed and utilised to compose the spaces rather than concealed by an applied finish.
Endeavour Joinery, Joiner